Days are getting shorter and dreary. Sunshine is becoming scarce. For some this is the best time of the year to grab a nice book and, covered by a warm blanket and holding a cup of hot tea, read. For other people, however, November is when they prefer to head for lively places to meet new people. Dreary weather notwithstanding, the Czech capital remains as vibrant as in the summer months, which means there are tons of spots to choose from. We have a few tips below.
Festival Whisky life!
A whiskey and/or bourbon enthusiast? Please, accept invitation to Whiskey life! Prague. 2018 marks the sixth year of this exciting festival, which takes places at Novoměstská radnice (New Town Hall) in Karlovo náměstí (Charles Square) on November 2-3, 2018. Conjuring up a captivating atmosphere will be, in addition to the delicious liquor, live Scottish music and an extensive selection of cigars. Turn up wearing a kilt and you’ll get a shot of whiskey free of charge. There will be over 150 kinds of whiskey so whatever your preference, you are sure to find the taste you are looking for. Reduced tickets may be ordered now for as little as CZK 350.
Pork meat festival
Ever heard of/been to a “vinobraní”? This is a wine festival, whose Czech name translates literally as “the harvesting of wine”. Vepřobraní is the same thing except it is pork that is harvested, not wine. Vepřobraní is a great opportunity for you to get to know the traditional Czech cuisine. So if you don’t have any other plans for Saturday Nov 3, 2018, accept our invitation to Smíchovská náplavka (Smíchov Quay) on Hořejší Nábřeží Street where a selection of pork meat delicacies will be served.
Theatre Night of November 17, 2018
The current sixth year of the event called Theatre Night will be dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the day modern Czechoslovakia was formed. This is why the Czech Theatre Night and its Slovak version mingle into one this year. Wondering what the event is all about? The Theatre Night, which takes place on the third Saturday of November, is an opportunity for the public to see what goes on behind theatre scenes. The National Theatre as well as the Vinohrady Theatre are among those that will give you a chance to see sectors where the public is normally not allowed to enter. What is more, all of the performances as well as tours are either free or for a negligible fee. How does that sound?
The National Museum opens gates again
The National Museum is to be re-opened after 7 years of renovation works to mark the 100th anniversary of the day modern Czechoslovakia was formed. Come over to marvel at the modernized building on Wenceslaus Square as well as its stunning exhibits. Great news also is no entrance fee is charged until the end of 2018!
The last November weekend is when the first Christmas markets usually open their proverbial gates. Tylovo náměstí (Tyl Square) is to obtain a Christmas vibe on Friday Nov 23 with Náměstí republiky (Republic Square) to follow on Sunday Nov 25. In contrast, Náměstí míru is to be adorned with Christmas decorations as early as Nov 20, 2018.
The Břetislavka Residence staff wish you a delightful and heart-warming autumn spent in Prague, the city of a hundred spires.